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Old 08-14-2013, 09:10 PM   #1
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Awning Tie Down Straps?

What are you using for awning tie down straps? I can't seem to find any nice ones? I need to figure something else out, budgies are a really bad idea!
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You might use parachute cords found in retailers.
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I have an A&E (Dometic) Case Awning on my Scamp (I put it on, the same as on Casitas) and purchased tie down from Susan Shades... I feel confident, when used, my awning is secured!
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Do some awnings not have means of staking the legs down?
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Old 08-15-2013, 02:26 AM   #5
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I use 1Ē bright orange motorcycle tie down straps. People walking by canít miss seeing them and I donít end up with a law suit.
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I have an A&E (Dometic) Case Awning on my Scamp (I put it on, the same as on Casitas) and purchased tie down from Susan Shades... I feel confident, when used, my awning is secured!
Great link, Donna. The side shade looks like a good idea to keep the wind out from under the awning, as well as providing a little privacy for urban campgrounds. How easy ar the straps to set up?
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What are you using for awning tie down straps? I can't seem to find any nice ones? I need to figure something else out, budgies are a really bad idea!
I use bungee cords hooked at the top of the leg and usually attached to each end of the pic-nic table which is placed between the awning legs.

These are budgies, and I agree with your conclusion!.....
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Do some awnings not have means of staking the legs down?
Many have holes in the feet for driving stakes.
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Old 08-15-2013, 11:08 AM   #9
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We're using this: The Claw C200 Awning Tie Down : Amazon.com : Automotive

It's based on a system that's used for securing lightplanes... super-strong and easy to use.

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Don't trust staking the legs down only. Been there. You also need the ones that can clip on the sides of the awning.
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Do some awnings not have means of staking the legs down?
The factory Snoozy awning have no legs.
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We're using this: The Claw C200 Awning Tie Down : Amazon.com : Automotive

It's based on a system that's used for securing lightplanes... super-strong and easy to use.

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Those are pretty cool For the few times I have no pic-nic table!
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